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WW2 Ordnace.

By paulbroad  
Anyone know what this is, or was? Our holiday home is on the Yorkshire east coast near what was a practice and training area in WW". A lot of old ordnance turns up on the beach, spend rounds but also other stuff that I suspect was buried on mass at the end of the war.

There are hundreds of the top part of this object, the bean tin sized bit with plungers, but very few with the long pipe section still attached. There have been a number of panics and coastguard and bomb disposal call outs but no bangs - yet!

I can find no reference to this shaped ordnance. Looks like a mine or practice rocket. My father was a small arms instructor during WW2 and I guess would have known, but is long gone.

Anyone recognise it?

Paul

Tags: General Identify Rocket Bomb Mine ordnance

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
10 May 2018 10:00AM
Didn't really expect votes on this! Hardly a masterpiece but does tell me something.

Paul

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10 May 2018 3:16PM
Can't tell what it is but it is a cool find.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
18 May 2018 2:15PM
Last week I found another of these with the long tube intact. There are dozens of the beans can sized bits all over the place. More research suggest they are the remains on the RP-3 3 inch aerial rocket used a lot late WW2 on British fighter bombers. The standard 60 lb ordnance, also armour piercing and other varieties. I assume these are from training pilots to use them.

Fairly certain as I've now found the rocket venture in a few places too.

Paul

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